This year’s workshops continue in the tradition of teaching new skills while having fun and strengthening friendships. You can sign up for workshops online or in-person at a Guild meeting, Payment, however, still needs to be made in person at guild meetings.
We assume you know how your sewing machine works before coming to class. Teachers can’t take class time to teach you how to use it. If you’re not sure whether the workshop will be too easy or too difficult, Susan, Irene or the teacher will be glad to give you some guidelines.
Workshop Workshop FAQ
- As much as possible, we run the workshops on a “cost recovery” basis. However, when we are lucky enough to have a teacher who is in exceptionally high demand come to our guild, the fees may be subsidized so that as many members as possible may participate – yes, membership does have its privileges!
- We try to give budding local designers and teachers the opportunity to expand and hone their skills – and encourage guild members to take leadership roles! We have very talented members, even if we do say it ourselves.
- We like to bring our members together in social situations. How much more fun is quilting when you do it with friends?!
- We listen to YOU when planning the workshops, and try to respond to YOUR interests.
This is how it works: members are always given first preference, but 30 days before the workshop is scheduled to take place, any remaining spots are opened to the general public. If that person is already a member of any other guild (OVQG, Modern Guild, etc.), they pay no extra fee.
Those who are not a member of any other guild are asked to pay an additional $10. This is a new policy, aimed at making new friends across traditional local boundaries.
We send you a map and detailed instructions when you register. There is no bus service, but if transportation is a problem, let us know and maybe we can arrange a lift.
You can bring your coffee with you. And bring your lunch too – you won’t want to miss even a minute by having to find somewhere to eat at noon (options in the area are limited)!
Most workshops are only $40 (unchanged from last year), although some are $50 for certain “rock stars” of the quilting world.
The workshops are limited to 12 participants (unless otherwise stated.)
All fees are payable to CTQG when you register (cash or cheques are accepted). Payment is your confirmation of registration. Talk to Irene if e-transfers are your thing.
Once you are registered, we are unable to make a refund if you can’t attend. However, we will put you in touch with someone from the waiting list, or you may make arrangements for someone else to replace you. Just keep workshop folks informed. If we are forced to cancel a workshop for any reason, all money will be refunded.
2017-2018 workshop information coming soon.